I've been wearing Warm and Safe gear for the past 5 years, they have newer models that have more watts than my model which is 95 watts. IT doesn't matter how many watts you get but rather what kind of jacket you wear. If it's loose fitting you won't be warm even with 125 watts of power.It's going to be -20 degrees F here this weekend. Is it time to look at getting heated gear?
Thats not my experience. I have the same jacket in both large and X large. I am warmer wearing the X large jacket over my heated gear than I am wearing the large...with the X large jacket, its not as close to my skin and that extra air space that is heated, better insulates from the cold air. When I wear the smaller jacket over my heated gear I can feel the cold air on my arms much more than with the larger jacket. I keep my X large jacket for the cold rides.I've been wearing Warm and Safe gear for the past 5 years, they have newer models that have more watts than my model which is 95 watts. IT doesn't matter how many watts you get but rather what kind of jacket you wear. If it's loose fitting you won't be warm even with 125 watts of power.
They will..after you ride in heated gear you be wondering why you didn't do this 20 years ago.. 😄After decades with a BMW vest I just ordered Warm and Safe heated shirt and pants. These old bones are needing a little more than a vest and regular old long johns. Hope they work as hoped for.
Ive been using heated gear for the last 22 years. I only used the jacket liner and gloves and just used insulated riding pants over my jeans. I was warm and never thought I needed heated pant liners...so this last fall on a impulse I bought a pair of First Gear heated pant liners...they are so comfortable without the bulk of riding pants that you wear over your jeans...feels like you have long johns under your jeans and nobody can tell you even have them on.The heat on your legs is so nice while riding...honestly I didnt know what I was missing all these years not having heat on my legs when riding in the cold..well worth the investment for heated pant liners.I've just added the Warm N Safe touring gloves and shirt liner to my wardrobe. I've only had a couple of occasions to riding with the gear and one of those times I didn't even get to turn it on. The other time proved to me that I should have bought into heated gear years ago. The gloves were the biggest improvement for me as my hands tend to get cold. Not anymore. I'm still debating on the pants liner and socks. Maybe next year.
I'll say. Years ago when I was young and stupid, someone told me that wearing women's pantyhose (I just know I'm gonna get crap for this ) under my bluejeans would keep me warm. Well, a cold snap the day of an organized ride did get me into those pantyhose and I still froze the family heirlooms off. Fast forward to heated gear. What a God send that is. Don't leave home without 'em.They will..after you ride in heated gear you be wondering why you didn't do this 20 years ago.. 😄